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Hairlines December 2005 Edition

A Gift that Keeps on Growing

Subscriber, hair loss is not an easy subject to bring up even to a close friend or relative. But when asked if you would consider giving the gift of hair restoration to a loved one in last month’s Hairlines Poll, 67% of you said, “Yes.”

As one reader described via e-mail, “Suffering from hair loss myself, I know how devastating it is …and how it causes you to feel insecure and inadequate as a woman. If I could, I would give the gift to many loved ones, but first I must reach my goal so I can show others how my dream [has come] true.”

This is encouraging news. Especially given the fact that one of the most common themes among my patients in 2005 has been procrastination. That’s right, procrastination – repeatedly putting off doing something about their hair loss. This concerns me for many reasons. Most notably because hair loss is progressive, which means if you put it off for another year, you will lose more hair.

If someone you care about has been procrastinating about restoring their hair, they are not alone. Hair loss affects more than 80 million American men and women. The good news is 87,987 hair transplant procedures were performed in the U.S. last year, according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

Subscriber, this holiday season I invite you to give the gift of encouragement. Let your loved one know that there is hope in sight when it comes to hair loss – something can be done about it. Let them know that they should take the first step by coming in for a free evaluation. It costs nothing but their time to get honest, realistic answers.

Dr. Robert Leonard
Founder and Chief Surgeon

Hair Fact of the Month: If you transplant your hair today, you will be enjoying your own growing hair by the 4th of July!

In Other News…

Don’t miss the January 2006 issue of Women’s World magazine, featuring Cathy Rolick, another one of my patients, sharing her personal hair loss story. Congratulations, Cathy!

I’d also like to extend congratulations to Domenic Schiavone and his wife on the birth of their second child, Cristina Arianna, born on Nov. 28, 2005. Domenic is the male winner of my recent “Make Hair Loss History” contest and underwent a successful hair transplant last month. He will be coming in for his follow-up visit later this month. He says the man who cuts his hair has already noticed the initial growth. Domenic looks forward to seeing results in the months ahead. Female winner Maria DeCristofaro is also doing well and has been coming in for her scheduled Luce treatments. I also look forward to seeing Maria’s progress in the coming months.

Stay tuned to www.hairdr.com for news about my new hair care product line–HairDr.